Skip to main content

China's largest LNG storage tank in operation

Published by , Editorial Assistant
Hydrocarbon Engineering,

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) has officially put China's largest LNG storage tank of 270 000 m3 into service at its Qingdao LNG Receiving Terminal.

The tank will add 165 million m3 of storage capacity to meet the gas demand of 2.16 million households for five months during the winter heating season, which will enhance and guarantee the natural gas supply in North China.

The LNG storage tank, independently designed, developed and built by Sinopec, has a diameter of 100.6 m and a height of 55 m. The 270 000 m3 tank adopted 17 patented technologies with independent intellectual property. The main structure was completed in only 18 months and it's in full service within 27 months.

Sinopec's Tianjin LNG Receiving Terminal completed the phase II construction with three 220 000 m3 storage tanks coming into full service, adding over 400 million m3 of natural gas storing capacity to bring the total storage capacity of Tianjin terminal to 1.08 billionm3, the largest in China. Sinopec's two LNG terminals in Qingdao and Tianjin, with seven and nine storage tanks respectively, have a total of 1.68 billion m3 of storage capacity, further guaranteeing the supply of resources in the winter season.

Sinopec has continued to expand the natural gas storage capacity following a strategic plan covering the full scope of production, supply, storage, and sales, the group now has about 5 billion m3 of LNG storage capacity. Sinopec has built 12 natural gas storage depots including the Zhongyuan cluster, Jintan, Wen 96, and Jianghan Yanxue, while it is also expanding the LNG receiving terminals in Tianjin and Qingdao.

Sinopec aims to build more natural gas storage depots and LNG receiving terminals in China to further strengthen the natural gas storage and peak gas consumption adjustment capabilities and expand LNG storage capacities during its 5 year plan.

Read the article online at:

You might also like


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):


This article has been tagged under the following:

Downstream news